Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Head is initially very small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is notes of apple juice, caramel, light notes of beef broth and plastic, hint of fusel alcohol (bug spray). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Well, Iíll be darned, one of the few Crispins Iíve tried with no trace of ammonia. Some fusel alcohol in the background, and other mild off notes, but no ammonia. I mean, sure, itís still an ultra-simple apply juicy cider with zero allure, but considering most of their products score under 1.0, this was better than expected.
radio_nowhere (678) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large can into lager glass, light ambery-golden color with minimal white head. Aroma of apple sweetness. Taste is not as sweet as expecting which is nice, tart, somewhat tannic, maybe the slightest hint of spice. Light body, moderate carbonation, dry, astringent with slight almost woody finish. Not really a cider drinker so I havenít had many but this is quite tasty, more tart and less sweet then the usual mass ciders Iíve had.
zizzybalubba (1302) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Golden orange pour with a few bubbles but virtually no head. Aroma of ripe red apple. Flavor is in perfect balance, not too tart and not too sweet, but unmistakably apples are the featured component. A very good example of a well done cider.
happypapa (5) - santa rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought from bevmo,not a great aroma,golden yellow color pored into a pint glass from can,taste kind of ruined by the aluminum,dry,not to sweet. Overall a decent cider,my least favorite from the Crispin brand.
WanderinCelt87 (125) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely golden brown with a lovely apple smell. The taste reminds me of strong bow but leaves a clean finish.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned from BevMo. Mildly tart with a bit of sweetness. Fairly balanced flavor wise. Some good apple characteristics, but a touch of an off flavor as well.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark orange with almost no head. Aroma of green and red apples with a little jolly rancher sweetness. Taste is light sweet. Apples with a hint of baking spices. Crisp and slightly funky. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a suprisingly long finish. Overall, not bad. Pretty darn good actually.
EDIT: There is a definite brett funk in the aftertaste. Pretty cool.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a white wine glass. Pours slightly hazy golden with medium white head which dissipates quickly. Nice sweet apple aroma, medium body, no carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is nice semi-sweet apple, some brett as it warms, with a dry finish.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. pale golden with minimal head. tart and dry, but I donít catch the brett. if itís there, itís pretty mild. good english-style cider.
OldMrCrow (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can in Santa Barbara
Green apples, brett not strong, pretty sweet on the close. Not particularly special.
digbychikncsr (12) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The go to dry english cider. Always the best bang for your buck when it comes to cider.Crispin seems to have only good cider available in all its varieties and this is the entry point